Thursday, October 27, 2011

PAST: BOOK RELEASE: Robert S. Pohl's "Wicked Capitol Hill: An Unruly History of Behaving Badly" at the Hill Center FRI, April 13th from 7:00pm - 8:00pm, Free, RSVP requested

Wicked Capitol Hill: Robert Pohl's Book Release Party
Friday, April 13th
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration requested

"Join Robert S. Pohl at Hill Center for a book release party for "Wicked Capitol Hill: An Unruly History of Behaving Badly." Since L’Enfant laid his avenues, Capitol Hill has been home to the most titillating tales and unsavory indignities. Consider the 1887 affair between the congressman and the local cobbler’s daughter that led to murder at the hands of the press—literally. Such misdeeds were not confined to the backrooms of Congress. Nearby, the old Capitol Jail housed Confederate spies in squalid conditions, and years later, an Eighth Street tavern had the dubious privilege of evicting a young George C. Scott. From the wharves of the Navy Yard to the grave of an infamous madam in Congressional Cemetery, tour guide and local historian Robert Pohl wends his way through the most wickedly sinful scandals in Capitol Hill’s history."  Cash Bar available at event, come early and check out Hill Center art galleries.

Hill Center
921 Pennsylvania Ave, SE
Metro: Eastern Market

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